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CME Requirements At-A-Glance
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State-Mandated CME Requirements:

State-Mandated CME Content Detail
As a prerequisite to registration of a physician’s permit, a physician must complete 48 hours of continuing medical education every 24 months. At least 24 of the CME must be earned through formal courses designated for Category 1 credits.

At least two formal hours must involve the study of Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility (including, but not limited to: Risk Management, Domestic Abuse, or Child Abuse). Formal courses must be approved for Ethics or Professional Responsibility by the accrediting agency.

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) continues working towards rules regarding new opioid continuing medical education (CME) requirements. All three House Bills require 2 credit hours addressing Prescribing Controlled Substances and Safe Pain Management every two years.

A course on Human Trafficking Prevention is in development.
Accepted CME
Accepted CME
State Statutes and Codes
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Updated March 2020
State requirements are subject to change. Please contact or your state medical board if you have any questions or concerns about the content of this website.